Your Path to Innovative Student Entrepreneurship

Calling all Trent and Fleming Students!

Are you an aspiring or current entrepreneur?

Do you have an innovative business idea you want to validate and explore?

Contact Nonnie Dube, Entrepreneurship Coordinator, for an assessment on how we can best enhance your skills and help you launch your ideas into successful ventures. Contact information can be found on the bottom of this webpage.


What steps are included in the Slingshot pathway?

As a Slingshot participant, you’ll embark on an exciting journey that includes:

• Unique student entrepreneurship workshops and programming, equipping you with the skills to climb the path of entrepreneurship

• Networking events, introducing you to trailblazers who’ve walked the path before

• Bootcamps, offering intense learning experiences to fast-track your progress

• Pitch contests, giving you the opportunity to share your vision and compete with fellow entrepreneurs

…And much more!

New to Entrepreneurship?
We’ve got you covered.
Here’s your map for the entrepreneurship path:

International Students

International students who are studying at Trent University or Fleming College are now eligible to apply for the Innovation Cluster’s STARTup Visa Program Canada!

The program provides mentorship and programming to immigrant entrepreneurs with innovative startups, so they may successfully relocate to Peterborough and the Kawarthas to grow sustainable businesses, create jobs, and become an active contributor in our community. 

Reach out early to determine if this may be the right fit for your startup journey, as the application and intake process only happens 3 times each year.

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Take advantage
of amazing perks!


Obtain funding for your research!

As a Slingshot participant, you’re eligible to receive support from Mitacs, an Education Partner such as Fleming/Trent, and the Incubator, all providing mentorship and supervision for your project.



As part of your journey with Slingshot, we’re proud to offer a year of free access to Shopify, the world’s leading e-commerce platform provider. This is your chance to build, test, and market your online store before membership fees apply.


SAVE 20%!

At Slingshot, we’re all about making your entrepreneurial journey easier. We’ve partnered with OWNR to offer students a 20% discount on the traditional fees of business registration and incorporation. And if you open an RBC Business Savings account during the registration process with OWNR, you’ll also receive $89-$300 cash back.


Nonnie Dube

Nonnie Dube

Entrepreneurship Coordinator

Nonnie is a passionate digital marketer and branding expert with a background in Business Administration and Media Studies. Her dedication to empowering others makes her an invaluable asset for those looking to forge a path in entrepreneurship.

Have a question?

Tel: (705) 536-1101

Pitch IT!

Student Entrepreneurial Competition

Pitch IT! is a student entrepreneurial competition providing the chance to pitch innovative business ideas to a panel of investors for the chance to win the title of Best Pitch, a BIG cash prize, and business exposure.

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